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TheCapital punishment is the infliction of the death penalty on personsconvicted of a crime This has been a topic of debate for many years Why do we kill people to prove killing people is wrongThe 1st argument I have against capital punishment is that itsunconstitutional Every person has an equal right to life liberty and thepursuit of happiness This is a quote from American Civil Liberty UnionNational Office Capital punishment is a barbaric remnant of an uncivilizedsociety It is immoral in principle and unfair and discriminatory in practice Does the government have the right to kill Maybe in self defense like apoliceman firing on a armed and dangerous criminal Suppose we apply thesame standards to the government that we have for civilians A civilian hasthe right to shoot at an intruder as he is entering his home but if the civiliancatches the intruder and has him under his control the shooting him wouldbe considered murder Thats what capital punishment issimple murder Against I agree that capital punishment is a relic of barbarism but as murderitself is barbaric death is a fitting punishment for it It goes along with theeye for an eye principle For example someone steals 10 from you andthen the person who stole your money has the same thing happen to them Doesnt that satisfy you Many feel the same about murders who aresentence to die The criminal has brought the punishment upon himself they The 8th amendment of the us constitution condemn gruel and unusualpunishment is used to protest capital punishmentFor When the constitution was drafted capital punishment waspracticed widely in this country yet it was not specified as wrong or as crueland unusual John Locke went as far to say that murder is not intrinsicallywrong How can the constitution be brought into this argument since itmakes no mention of capital punishmentThe methods by which executions are carried out can involve physicaltorture Electrocution has on occasion caused extensive burns and
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